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A Build a Fort Kit for Kids from Fort Magic

by Jean Van't Hul
October 14, 2021
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We love Fort Magic’s Build a Fort Kit for kids! This fort building kit is the best construction set for creativity and imaginative play.

Updated February 2022

We’ve written before about how much we LOVE Fort Magic! The sets of tubes and connectors are so great for building and for encouraging imaginary play.

And recently, the amount of pretend play has been taken to a whole new level with the arrival of a hefty box on our doorstep.

The kids were excited to open it and find a build a fort kit for kids sent to us by Fort Magic, one of my blog sponsors.

A Build a Fort Kit for Kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

The build a fort kit is easy enough to use – younger children can add the connector pieces at the ends of the sticks and older children could build an entire fort on their own if inspired, either from the book or from their imagination.

One of our favorite builds has to be when we created a HUGE submarine, perfect for planning undersea adventures!

A Build a Fort Kit for Kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Here’s a video showing Building with Fort Magic in action! And keep scrolling for some more information about the kit, as well as some more great building ideas to try out.

Fort Magic: A Build A Fort Kit for Kids

Here’s a little more information about this kit, in case you are interested.

It’s an excellent construction kit. It’s well made and open-ended. And the kit is BIG! There are so many pieces! It’s really quite incredible. And yet it all stows away easily in the sturdy storage bag included.

This kit could have your kids (and their friends and neighbors) building and playing in castles, cars, airplanes, etc. inside and out, for years to come.

pretend kitchen in fort
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

You could use it for a while, pack it away in the handy storage bag that’s included, and then take it out again when you’re ready to build a new fort or submarine.

And full disclosure: the fort kit is definitely a special purchase as it is not cheap. Unfortunately, it may be out of range for some people’s budgets, but after seeing how much our kids play with it, we feel that it’s totally worth the price. If it is out of your budget, you could go in on it with another family and take turns with it.

Decorating and Covering the Fort Magic Forts

Covering the Fort Magic Kit with playsilks and scarves
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

We love to cover our forts with play silks and curtains and even extra sheets using the handy little clips included in the kit. 

We think that the play silks and scarves worked especially well, though. They are the perfect size to fit over one of the square openings of the fort yet are lightweight enough to stretch easily over curved areas or odd shapes in the fort.

Plus, they’re so colorful and pretty!

We’ve used our own play silks (both the Kool-Aid dyed play silks and the tie dye play silks we made) as well as an assortment of silk and nylon scarves from the dress up box. You could also pick up some pretty, inexpensive fabric from the fabric store or use sheets and tablecloths.

A Build a Fort Kit for Kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Would you like to buy a fort building kit for yourself? Um, we mean for your kids? If so, you can buy the Fort Magic kits on their website. You can learn more about these fort building kits on the Fort Magic website and you can connect with Fort Magic folks on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Youtube.

creating a fort
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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